Moderate employment growth for the science and technology sector

The Department of Employment shows that employment across the science and technology industry has been growing moderately over the past five years. With total employment numbers up by 5% from 2009, 8100 new jobs are predicted to be created by 2018 across the sector.

The largest employing occupation, environmental scientists, is projected to see continued growth of 11% over the next five years. However, chemists and food and wine scientists are expected to see the largest growth, with 13% projected over the same period.

Key findings from SEEK's Science and Technology Industry Insights report

SEEK’s Science and Technology Industry Insights report analyses historical and predicted employment trends reported by the Department of Employment, along with supply and demand trends seen by SEEK. Here’s a couple of key findings from the report:

3 most difficult roles to source nationally

  • Modelling and simulation.

  • Mathematics, statistics and information sciences.

  • Biological and bio medical science.

Victoria and New South Wales dominate candidate supply.

3 disciplines attracting the highest salaries

  • Modelling and simulation ($111,250–$143,124).

  • Mathematics and statistics ($91,515–$123,484).

  • Food technology and safety ($86,250–$105,881).

Interested in other industries too? Download a copy of our 2015 SEEK Industry Insights report, which sums up the top metrics across every SEEK classification.

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